The Venice Arts Gallery will present More Dreamers of the Golden Dream, a new collaborative project of photographer Doug McCullohand writer Susan Straight, beginning Monday, April 9 through May 11.

The exhibition is held in association with Month of Photography Los Angeles (MOPLA) and in conjunction with the Kennedy Center’s nationwide project, What’s Going On Now, which explores the continuing cultural resonance of singer Marvin Gaye’s seminal album at its 40th anniversary.

Venice Arts will host a free special public presentation and reading with McCulloh and Straight at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 at the gallery, 1702 Lincoln Blvd. in Venice.

The exhibition arises from a continuing series that McCulloh and Straight publish on television station KCET’s website entitled “Notes of a Native Daughter.” The pair say they have been traversing the Inland Empire and discovering stories, histories, and dreams unique to the landscape of orange grove and vineyard, river and desert.

At the Venice Arts Gallery, McCulloh’s large-scale photographs will be paired with Straight telling the tales. Visitors can use cell phones to hear audio narratives accompanying the images.

The exhibition will also feature McCulloh’s recent project Dream Street, which chronicles the artist who wins the right to name a new street and documents the revealing and sometimes brutal process of building a new neighborhood in Southern California.

Information, www.venicearts.org.

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